Tigers blame Sri Lanka president for talks deadlock

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels accused President Chandrika Kumaratunga of “deceit” as she gave the guerrillas two weeks to decide if they wanted to revive stalled peace negotiations Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels accused President Chandrika Kumaratunga of “deceit” as she gave the guerrillas two weeks to decide if they wanted to revive stalled peace negotiations The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said Thursday they had received no response to a request sent to Kumaratunga asking for a clear statement on her coalition government’s stand on ending ethnic bloodshed.

The LTTE accused Kumaratunga of projecting the image of a peace maker to the international community while appeasing her main Marxist coalition partner, the JVP or People’s Liberation Front, which opposes concessions to the Tigers.

“This coalition that is showing different faces to suit the people, time and place has no intention of being involved in the peace process honestly,” the LTTE said in a statement posted on its website.

It came a day after Kumaratunga asked the Tigers to return to the negotiating table they left in April last year, saying that the necessary environment for the resumpt